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Sufganiyot Recipes For Our Favorite Hanukkah Food (PHOTOS)

When this holiday arrives, we want you to be ready.
11/30/2012 09:15am ET | Updated November 15, 2013

Hanukkah is on its way, and we want you to be ready for what we fondly think of as Donut Week. Jelly donuts, or sufganiyot in Hebrew, are a traditional Hanukkah food. How'd we get so lucky, you ask? It's all about the oil. Because Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is all about miracle oil sticking around for eight biblical days, we celebrate by eating things that are -- you guessed it -- fried in oil. Hanukkah is awesome, you guys.

For those of us who have been gorging ourselves on latkes and sufganiyot for decades, experimentation becomes essential. A raspberry jelly-filled donut is a thing of beauty, to be sure, but let's not forget about our friends chocolate, grapefruit and butter. That's right, we found you a recipe for donut butter. Check out all our new favorites below, and let us know what you'll be filling your fried dough with in the comments. Happy Hanukkah!

1
Classic Sufganiyot
Pretty. Simple. Sweet.
Get the Classic Sufganiyot recipe from Pretty. Simple. Sweet.
2
Blackberry Curd-Filled Donut
The Butter Half
Get the Blackberry Curd-Filled Donut recipe from The Butter Half
3
Sufganiyot Cake
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Sufganiyot Cake recipe from Sarah Jampel via Food52
4
Blueberry Cream Cheese Filled Donuts
Molly Yeh
5
Grapefruit Curd-Filled Donut
Blogging Over Thyme
6
Easiest Sufganiyot Ever
Molly Yeh
Get the Easiest Sufganiyot Ever recipe from Molly Yeh
7
Peanut Butter And Jelly Donut
Baker By Nature
Get the Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut recipe from Baker By Nature
8
Lemon Curd Donut
Island Menu
Get the Lemon Curd Donut recipe from Island Menu
9
Strawberry Jelly-Filled Dougnuts
Bell'alimento
Get the Strawberry Jelly-Filled Dougnuts recipe from Bell'alimento
10
Yuzu Curd-Filled Donuts
Zen Can Cook
Get the Yuzu Curd-Filled Donuts recipe from Zen Can Cook

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